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Adams, Robert 1937-

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Most widely held works by Robert Adams
Art 21. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the most dynamic visual artists of our time in the award-winning documentary series Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century. Unparalleled in its access to today's artists, this unique series invites viewers into artists' studios, homes and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, creative processes, and sources of inspiration. The one-hour programs present groundbreaking artists of the new century at work and speaking in their own words-direct, accessible, and unfiltered-about how, why, and what they create. Compelling and thought-provoking, Art in the Twenty-First Century takes viewers behind the scenes-and beyond the museum or gallery experience-to reveal how contemporary art can change how we see the world around us
Beauty in photography : essays in defense of traditional values by Robert Adams( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays address us in the quiet voice of a working photographer, an artist and craftsman who has thought long and seriously about his endeavor, who has tested and questioned his own assumptions in the light of actual practice. The result is a rare book of criticism, one that is alive to the pleasure and mysteries of true exploration. Written over a ten-year period, and originally published in 1981, this timeless collection of writings now includes a new preface by the author
The new West : landscapes along the Colorado Front Range by Robert Adams( Book )

33 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open American West is nearly gone. The New West is a photographic essay about what came to fill it-freeways, tract homes, low-rise business buildings and signs. In five sequences of pictures taken along the front wall of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Robert Adams has documented a representative sampling of the whole suburban Southwest. These views have a double power. At first they shock; normally we try to forget the commercial squalor they depict. Slowly, however, they reveal aspects of the geography-the shape of the land itself, for example-that are beyond man's harm. Adams has written that "all land, no matter what has happened to it, has over it a grace, an absolutely persistent beauty," and his photographs show this. Originally published in 1974, The New West is now regarded as a classic, standing alongside Walker Evans's American Photographs and Robert Frank's The Americans in the pantheon of landmark volumes of photography exploring American culture and society. This new edition marks the book's fortieth anniversary and the beginning of a long-term commitment by Steidl to publish the full extent Robert Adams's remarkable body of work
Why people photograph : selected essays and reviews by Robert Adams( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and German and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This critically acclaimed work brings us a new selection of poignant essays by master photographer Robert Adams. In this volume, Adams evinces his firm belief in the importance of art. Photographers "may or may not make a living by photography," he writes, "but they are alive by it."
Paul Strand : essays on his life and work by Maren Stange( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel opstellen over de Amerikaanse fotograaf (1890-1976)
Dry lands : man and plants by Robert Adams( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Missouri west : photographs by Robert Adams( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Adamss' sixth book of landscape/topographical photography, exploring the area west of the Missouri River, where his ancestors settled several generations ago. Printed by the Meriden Gravure Company using negatives prepared by Richard Benson."--Amazon
The architecture and art of early Hispanic Colorado by Robert Adams( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first extensive survey of Hispanic building and art on the late Colorado frontier. Because most of the villages where the author found his subjects are now either abandoned or being transformed by developers, the book is likely to stand as the only full visual record of what Spanish Americans along the southern border of the state once produced. Accompanying the eighty-five full page photographs is a text that briefly outlines the history of pioneer immigration from New Mexico, and describes the way adobe buildings were constructed and other artifacts made
EW:100 : centennial essays in honor of Edward Weston( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer nights by Robert Adams( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles spring by Robert Adams( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New topographics by Britt Salvesen( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at Britt Salvesen's exhibition 'New Topographics', which was first held in 1975. Demonstrating the historical significance of the exhibition and its continuing relevance, the book presents selected works from the exhibition, installation views, contextual comparisons and an illustrated checklist of the show
Creativity in communications by Robert Adams( Book )

16 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays presented at an international conference on creativity in advertising, held by BP Trading Limited at Cascais, Portugal
West from the Columbia : views at the river mouth by Robert Adams( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West from the Columbia is an essay in photographs about the meeting of a great river with the sea. The book is at once a celebration of beauty at the ocean's edge and a meditation on our relationship with it. In the pictures the sea mirrors every condition through which our lives pass - fresh mornings, calm days, fog, storms, and night - and as in life, little is explained. Driftwood next to our feet is as mysterious as is the ship on the horizon. Lewis and Clark arrived here, the farthest point in their exploration, in 1805. Report of their journey was instrumental in opening the American West for development. Since then we have destroyed large and diverse forests that once stood along the Columbia, and polluted the river with waste from cities, paper mills, and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Though we now know that even the sea itself is finite - nothing can be hidden - we continue to look for hope at the ocean's shore. Might we be embraced, like the river, by so perfect a light? Robert Adams is fond of an entry in one of Theodore Roethke's journals - "I see what I believe."
Perfect times, perfect places by Robert Adams( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A photo essay about the prairie--about landscape, and about sharing an affection for it (with wife Kerstin and terrier Sally). Photographer Robert Adams, known for his studies of ecological devastation, turns lyrical in this paean to his cherished prairie. An ardent conservationist, Adams spells out in somber and serene black-and-white photographs, the importance of preserving our open spaces and the simple pleasure of walking the land"--Publisher's description from
White churches of the Plains; examples from Colorado by Robert Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odyssey : the photographs of Linda Connor by Linda Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Linda Connor's world-renowned photographs are global and sublime. For thirty years she has created distinctively glowing, contemplative images of nature and religious sites around the world using a large-format camera and glass-plate negatives. This career-spanning retrospective collects Connor's haunting photos, including her renowned prints from century-old glass-plate astronomical negatives from Lick Observatory, contextualized by an unprecedented three-way conversation between Linda and two modern luminaries, Robert Adams and Emmet Gowin. Published to coincide with a major touring exhibition, Odyssey is a long overdue celebration of a modern photographic master."--Jacket
Our lives and our children : photographs taken near the Rocky Flat Nuclear Weapons Plant by Robert Adams( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Hernandez by Anthony Hernandez( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the early 1970s, when he hit the streets of Los Angeles with a 35mm camera and the basic technical knowledge he had acquired in darkroom classes at East Los Angeles College, photographer Anthony Hernandez has consistently challenged himself by adopting new formats and subject matter. Moving from black-and-white to colour, from 35mm to large-format cameras and from the human figure to landscapes to abstracted detail, Hernandez has produced a varied body of work united by its arresting formal beauty and subtle engagement with social issues. At first largely unaware of the formal traditions of the medium, Hernandez developed a style of street photography uniquely attuned to the desolate beauty and sprawling expanses of L.A. Published to accompany the photographer's first retrospective, Anthony Hernandez offers a comprehensive introduction to Hernandez's career of more than forty years, including many photographs that have never before been exhibited or published. The catalogue fully represents the range and breadth of Hernandez's work, with an extensive plate section sequenced in collaboration with the photographer. 0Exhibition: San Francisco Museum, USA (24.09.2016-01.01.2017)
A love of reading : reviews of contemporary fiction by Robert Adams( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Love of Reading, the Second Collection contains 14 new reviews of modern classics from a discriminating, highly entertaining, and prodigiously well-read guide. In a stimulating selection, ranging from Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace to Zadie Smith's White Teeth, and from Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain to Sheri Holman's The Dress Lodger, popular literary critic Robert Adams skilfully interweaves a nimble and enlightening discussion of plot, theme, and characterization with fascinating historical, biographical, and literary context. Adams is repeatedly drawn to the spectacle of less-than-perfect humans making their way in a hostile world, and as a result his reviews are a hugely satisfying mix of rich pathos and abundant humour. In the words of the Calgary Herald, they are "a bibliophile's dream."
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Why people photograph : selected essays and reviews
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Adams, Robert A.

Adams, Robert H. 1937-

Adams, Robert Hickman

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Adams, Robert Hickmann, 1937-

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Robert Adams fotógrafo estadounidense

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رابرت آدامز عکاس آمریکایی

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The new West : landscapes along the Colorado Front RangeWhy people photograph : selected essays and reviewsPaul Strand : essays on his life and workFrom the Missouri west : photographsThe architecture and art of early Hispanic ColoradoEW:100 : centennial essays in honor of Edward WestonSummer nightsNew topographics